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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Curtea de Apel Cluj (Romania) lodged on 15 May 2019 — SC Banca E S.A. v G.D.

(Case C-381/19)

Language of the case: Romanian

Referring court

Curtea de Apel Cluj

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: SC Banca E S.A.

Respondent: G.D.

Question referred

Given the primacy of EU law, must the principles of legal certainty and effectiveness be interpreted as precluding, in disputes concerning the protection of consumer rights, the alteration of the procedural rules, after the consumer has brought an action before the courts, by means of a binding decision of the Curtea Constituțională (Constitutional Court), to which effect is given in a law amending the Codul de procedură civilă (Code of Civil Procedure), which institutes a new means of appeal, one that can be used by the trader, with the result that the duration of the proceedings is extended and the costs of resolving the dispute are increased?